Wednesday, November 10, 2010

As Summer Waves Good-bye - challenges combined

I thought I'd participate in two challenges with this tag -- Studio L3's Compendium of Curiosities Challenge 21, and Simon Says Stamp & Show Your Favorite Tim Holtz Stamp

Fall is my absolute favorite season...which makes Tim Holtz' Falling Leaves stamp set (4 leaves border stamp) my favorite!  I took the border stamp of four different leaves and, dare I say, cut them into four separate stamps--however I didn't cut the excess rubber off so that I could easily fit them back together on an acrylic block if I decide later to use it as a border.  So I guess if I say that the "Leaves Border" stamp is my favorite, then that gives me a bit more bang...4 in 1!  =)  ahem...moving right along --

For the Perfect Distress challenge I followed the directions in Tim Holtz book "Compendium of Curiosities" page 38 using Pine Needles Distress ink & Perfect Pearls Forever Green with TH Shabby French stamp set (wildflowers).  The base of my tag consisted of Antique Linen Distress ink & Vintage Photo, over-stamping using black archival ink with TH Letters to Santa stamp set (script).  I used lots of fun Distress ink colors for the leaves:  Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey, Aged Mahogany, Fired Brick, Forest Moss, Crushed Olive, & Vintage Photo--adding some light veining with my Zig black marking pen, & a light spray of pearl mist before scrunching into shape.  I circle punched the sun, distressed the edges & inked with Wild Honey & Rusty Hinge, adding "rays" to the tag directly behind it.  My message was stamped with CTMH Summer's Wave stamp set in Vintage Photo Distress ink on metallic vellum--veined on the back of the vellum with Pine Needles Distress and a Fantastix nub, and edged with Wild Honey.

Finally, my tag was finished with some fun "Fall" fibers & a metal leaf brad.  I had thought this would look great on an Autumn themed card, but when I held it up to the window the light shown through in all the right places and really popped both the sun & the perfect distress greens...so now I'm looking for a small frame, or something I can attach it to, so it can hang in my window before the seasons change once again. 

13 comments:

  1. Your tag is beautiful. It's got such depth of colors and fall textures!

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  2. Hiya Lisa, wowzerss your Autumn Tag is fabulous, love the colors and yep love the stamp too....Thanks for joining in on Simon Says Stamp and Show and hope to see ya again for the next challenge, thanks for sharing. Hugs Terry xxxx

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  3. This is a beautiful tag!! And I love how the light played through it!

    Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

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  4. http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/servlet/the-25845/Tattered-Angels-Glimmer-Mist/Detail
    Hiya Lisa, this is the glimmermist that I have used sweetie and thank you for your visit to my blog and your lovely comment. Hugs Terry xxxx

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  5. that is a glorious stamps, so dimensional and seasonal, great job

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  6. Those leaves look gorgeous! Great work!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

    -Sarah

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  7. Oh wow its totally gorgeous. Annette x

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  8. This is lovely! Good job!

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  9. very nice tag, with so much going on in it! bravo!

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  10. Lisa, this is spectacular! Holy cow, girl, what a stunning way to combine these challenges! I love all those layers of beautifully-colored leaves-- they look real! Your inking skills are formidable, girlfriend!

    You also did a fabulous job on the Perfect Distress technique, and demonstrated so well how to use it as a base layer for a more complex work of art. It's so, so beautiful!

    What a treat to see your amazing art! Thanks for joining the CCC, and I very much hope to see you again next week!

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  11. Thank you everyone for your sweet & kind words! This was so much fun!!

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